One of the important legal doctrines you studied in this module/week is the doctrine of unconscionability. Unconscionability is a relatively modern development in contract law, and some see it as a controversial one. This assignment will provide you with an opportunity to describe your understanding of the doctrine of unconscionability, apply that understanding by explaining its role in a legal decision, evaluate the value of the doctrine of unconscionability, and develop your ability to write a legal office memo. For this assignment:
- Explain, in your own words, the unconscionability doctrine, when the unconscionability doctrine applies generally, and how courts apply it.
- Explain how the unconscionability doctrine was applied by the court in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Whirlpool v. Grigoleit Company.
- Discuss whether unconscionability is a necessary legal doctrine in light of the other defense doctrines you have studied in this course. Include in your discussion whether the doctrine of unconscionability encourages the integrity and sanctity of promise making and promise keeping? Justify your conclusion with legal and biblical principles.
- Write your paper in the form of legal office memo. Provided in the assignment instructions folder is an example of the format for a legal office memo that you can use as a template for your assignment. Ensure that your memo is well organized and logical. Write for clarity, develop your position fully, and use the legal terminology you encounter correctly. Proofread carefully before submitting your final product.